Image credit: Barasti Beach Bar
Photograph credit: Barasti

DubaiLAD’s Guide To The Top Events In UAE This Weekend

As the week draws to a close, there are a ton of season-closing parties offering one last opportunity to experience the true spirit of UAE’s nightlife. Plan the weekend with our comprehensive guide to the top events.

Abode party

Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 2nd May

About: As Soho Garden’s final curtain call approaches, the nightlife venue is going all out bringing one of UK’s hottest party brands, Abode, with the mix and sounds of super techno duo Camelphat and Abode regular GW Harrison. Followed by support from resident DJs Jixo & Danz, Jean B, Mar+Mer and Adam Graca. For reservations, call 052 3888 849.

Tale of Us and Agents of Time live

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: Futuristic melodic techno duo Tale of Us is headed for a set at Blue Marlin’s season-closing party, alongside one of the White Isle’s techno heavyweights Agents of Time. Doors open at 1 pm and entrance is free until 5:30 pm, followed by a Dhs 95 entrance fee. Dining options are available at the bar and terrace too. For reservations, call 056 113 3400 or email

John Newman live

Where: Zero Gravity

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: One of Dubai’s defining outdoor venues, Zero Gravity will play host to John Newman for its season-closing party. The UK’s leading light rose to fame through hits like “Blame,” “Out Of My Head,” “Fire In Me,” “ All My Heart” and the hit song “Love Me Again,” peaking at number one on The UK Singles Chart. Tickets are priced from Dhs 195. For table reservations, call 055 500 9111 or email

All Day I Dream

Where: Soho Beach

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: Throughout the season, Soho Beach has become one of the go-to hotspots for party people, hosting an array of famed party exports from around the world, like Elrow and Cuckoo Land. They’re ending this season on a high note with the grand finale of Brooklyn’s ‘All Day I Dream’ party, featuring sets by label chief Lee Burridge, Amsterdam-based DJ Matthew Dekay and All Day I Dream regular Powel. For reservations, call 052 433 3375.

2 Chainz live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: D3 nightlife destination Base Dubai bids adieu to the season hosting luxury rap performer 2 Chainz this Friday. The Georgia-born rapper has been at the forefront of luxury rap, delivering hits like “We Own It,” “It’s a Vibe,” “I’m Different,” “Beez In The Trap” and “Money In The Way.” For reservations, call 055 313 4999 or drop an email to

Hollaphonic live

Where: Barasti

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: Homegrown electronic production duo Hollaphonic will be serving up a melodic house selection during their set at Barasti this Friday. The British DJ duo is a mainstay on the UAE’s DJ circuit, releasing tracks like “Turn The Lights Down,” “Spaceship” and “I Don’t Want It To End.” The venue is of free entry.

Kickers’ fourth anniversary

Where: Kickers Sports Bar, Dubai Sports City

When: Friday, 3rd May

About: One of Dubai’s sports-centric bars, Kickers is hosting a 14-hour-long birthday celebration, serving select beverages for just Dhs 10 this Friday. The DSC bar will play host to homegrown DJ Trina, playing behind the decks from 12-5 pm, followed by a band performing live music from 6-9 pm, and local DJ Joe playing his set from 9 pm till the wee hours of the night. For reservations, call 04 448 1001 or drop an email to

Photograph credit: Kickers

Three Day Super Sale

Where: City-wide

When: Thursday, 2nd-Saturday, 4th May

About: If you’ve been saving up to buy something absurdly expensive, now’s the time. There’s a plethora of retail outlets offering discounts of up to 90% on an array of accessories, items and more throughout the weekend. Expects long queues and crowds at malls. We recommend reaching there early. Click here to see the list of participating outlets.